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Former Rising Sun Temperance Tavern

A Grade II Listed Building in Katesgrove, Reading

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Latitude: 51.4496 / 51°26'58"N

Longitude: -0.9666 / 0°57'59"W

OS Eastings: 471905

OS Northings: 172801

OS Grid: SU719728

Mapcode National: GBR QMH.YS

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.6TBL

Plus Code: 9C3XC2XM+V8

Entry Name: Former Rising Sun Temperance Tavern

Listing Date: 25 September 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1248737

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39283

ID on this website: 101248737

Location: Reading, Berkshire, RG1

County: Reading

Electoral Ward/Division: Katesgrove

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Reading

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Reading St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Enhancement on 20 February 2023 to amend the description, add a source and to reformat the text to current standards

SU 7172 NE

SILVER STREET (west side) Number 30, READING

Former Rising Sun Temperance Tavern


Former temperance tavern. Dated 1877 with additions and alterations
of 1885. By Alfred Waterhouse. For St Giles Parish Council, at the
instigation of Mrs Waterhouse. Grey brick in English bond with red brick
quoins, arches, bands, and decorative features; ashlar plinth band, sills,
lintels, and bands (clasping rainwater pipes). Rear of red brick. Plain tile
roof with crested ridge tiles. Brick stacks at left end and to ridge of rear
wing. 2 storeys with attic, 4 bays; wing to rear right of 2 storeys,
2 bays. Windows, other than to ground floor at front, have wooden
mullions and transoms, stone sills and lintels, and brick relieving
arches; those of left return and rear have leaded upper lights with
coloured glass. Entrance front; chamfered plinth. Step up to
entrance, on right, which has door of 9 raised and fielded panels,
overlight, and hollow moulded surround. Entrance and ground-floor
windows all segmental arched below continuous hoodmould, the windows
with vertical glazing bars (lower parts boarded up). Projecting
double-sided metal tavern sign, some letters missing. 3-light windows
to 1st floor, with decorative brickwork to tympana. Brick modillions
to eaves. 2-light attic windows rising through eaves, those at centre
paired in dated, pilastered, gable with stepped, logged, eaves; outer
windows below finialled hipped roofs. Left return; 2 bays. 2-light
windows except for 1-light attic windows which flank corbelled
external stack. Corbelled attic pilasters support stepped, logged,
eaves. Rear; two lst-floor windows (of 2 and 3 lights); 1 attic
window. Wing return has door of left of paired 1-light windows, and
3-light windows over. Interior; not inspected, but reported to retain
original stair, fireplaces, and some ceiling cornices.

Listing NGR: SU7190572801

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